Couple killed in mishap, UP villagers clash with police

Last Updated: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 13:00

Bareilly: A couple was killed when a tanker hit their motorcycle, triggering protests by locals who attacked a policeman.

Police said Chimmanlal (50) and his wife Mohandei (45) were killed in the mishap Wednesday night.

As the news spread, a large number of villagers gathered at the spot.

In the meantime, a rumour spread that policemen had allowed the tanker driver to escape. The villagers then held a demonstration and blocked the Bareilly-Delhi Highway.

When station officer Anil Kumar Sirohi attempted to pacify the agitating villagers, they clashed with him and one of them hit with a lathi.

Later, police resorted to lathicharge to clear the blockade.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 13:00

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